PICKERINGTON, Ohio — The American Motorcyclist Association expresses its appreciation to the Roadracing World Action Fund and AMA Pro Racing for assisting with soft-barrier deployment at the AMA Vintage Grand Championship, taking place this weekend at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio, during the BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Indian Motorcycle.
“Thanks to the Roadracing World Action Fund and AMA Pro Racing, AMA members who compete in the road-racing program during AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days will be better protected in the event of a crash,” said AMA Director of Racing Bill Cumbow.
Added Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course President Craig Rust: “The Airfence is a striking example of technology making racing better, and safer for motorcycle racers. It is an invaluable rider safety feature that serves to alleviate potential incidents and allows riders to go all out in their pursuit of championships and victories.”
The Roadracing World Action Fund, a charitable organization whose mission is to help prevent racetrack injuries, provides soft barriers, known as Airfence, at road race and dirt-track events. The inflated barriers are positioned in front of walls and other trackside obstacles to reduce the force of impact in the event of a rider crash.
“We’re happy to provide additional soft-barriers needed for this event at Mid-Ohio,” said John Ulrich, founder and president of the Roadracing World Action Fund and an AMA board member. “This weekend, between this deployment and another at the Laguna Seca World Superbike event, the Roadracing World Action Fund is deploying 125 sections of soft barriers, about 3,750 linear feet.
“The purpose of the Roadracing World Action Fund is to help improve rider safety, and deploying these sections will significantly improve rider safety,” Ulrich said. “We thank those who have contributed to the Roadracing World Action Fund and made this and other deployments possible.”
With proceeds supporting the AMA Motorcycle Hall of Fame, BikeBandit.com AMA Vintage Motorcycle Days, featuring Indian Motorcycle, is the country’s premier celebration of vintage motorcycles and motorcycling heritage.